Bernie Sanders Takes Over Twitter With #BernieMadeMeWhite

Susan Macdonald

Senator Bernie Sanders is trending on Twitter with the hashtag #BernieMadeMeWhite.

Mainstream media have ignored Sen. Sanders as much as possible and denigrated his campaign when they couldn't ignore it. Sanders, they claimed, only appealed to white voters. The Nation said Bernie Sanders appealed to white working-class voters; the Washington Post said he appeals to white rural voters.

"It hit a peak... when Hawaii, the least white state in the nation, retroactively became white or 'not diverse' due to the fact that Bernie won it. So, I started #BernieMadeMeWhite..... Since my real existence as a black person who supports Bernie is ignored... might as well embrace my new whiteness."

Hawaii, Alaska, and Washington are generally considered ethnically diverse states. Less than a quarter of Hawaii's population is white, with roughly 50 percent being of Asian heritage. Approximately a third of Alaskans are POC, mainly Native American, Pacific Islander, African American, Asian, and mixed race. Washington is in the top 10 most ethnically diverse states in the United States.

is more than a meme, it's a corrective to a blind spot in the narrative about his supporters.

If elected, Bernie Sanders will be the first Jewish president of the United States of America. His supporters include men and women, old and young, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, POC, and whites.

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